Department of Homeland Security
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The job itself is easy, repetitive, but easy. Coworkers are great. I got to meet a number of C-list celebrities. Management is absolute trash. What else is there to say?
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Management, can’t get time off
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Getting the opportunity help citizens affected by a natural disaster was very fulfilling. Having gone through a similar experience made it much easier for me to relate to what they were going through. I would work for them again.
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Helping disaster victims is always rewarding.
Cons
Management refused to be accountable for their mistakes.
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You start at a 120 days appointment. They extend the deployment based on their needs and your performance. The chances of a long term career are thin if you're not well connected with someone in management.
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Pay
Cons
Everything else
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Loved the job, very easy, however, management is a little lacking in some areas depending on who you talk to. My overall experience i have no complaints
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Get in and get out. Do your job screen the passengers and put in for other higher paying govt jobs with more respect and integrity if that’s what you want. Perfect job to have while you work on your real goals.
Pros
Benefits, hours.
Cons
Management!
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Just retired after 25 years with various agencies. Best advice I can give is you take the good with the bad and do the job you probably wanted so badly to begin with. It is rewarding. There are bad bosses. Good bosses. Just like every job.
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Feeling of being part of a team
Cons
Being part of a bureaucracy
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The stricter of the agency I worked at was not fair and disorganized. Guys that worked for the prior company for two months maid $5 more an hour than someone with no experience, I don’t see how much more knowledgeable two months someone could gain.
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Had to leave because of family issue. I miss everyone one there but when they switched managers that was another story but other than that enjoyed lunch because of the location.
Pros
Learned alot more.
Cons
Sorry I had to leave.
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supervisor for 9 employees


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had to be detailed oriented


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My tenue there was very rewarding and challenging. Thankful for the experience. The employees were very good at that jobs abd need minimum supervision. I made sure that their positions reflected their strengths and build on their weaknesses.
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Jon work/life balance is excellent. Workplace culture is unclear as I started job under 100% telework environment Overall, it is a decent place to work despite furlough threat and budget mismanagement.
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Its a good palce to work, but it lacks commucations. the pros is the amount of money you can make, the cons is that your never home so it does take a toll on your personal ife.
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endless overtime
Cons
poor personal life
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As a contractor with DHS for at least 3 years, they tend to always shift contracting companies, just to switch. Often time, very little information is given from leadership.
Pros
Good people to work with
Cons
Contract ends soon usually
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Working at Immigration was overall an amazing experience. The staff was very supportive in the field as well as helping with personal goals with school
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Employees with degrees are offered the same positions and starting pay as those without, and upward mobility is extremely competitive. There are insanely long wait times for promotions and even ability to move into lateral positions.
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Rat on a wheel always racing managemt directions not clear quota helping veterans. Lots of pressure place on speed only slots 8.5 minutes for assisting Veterans
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Pay
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Really can't breathe
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It was a great experience. Some of the leads were not well versed in the positions, so we had a lot of wait time while they sorted out the mission. It could have better educated leads.
Pros
Was nice to meet people from all walks of life.
Cons
Lead people need to be better educated in what’s going on.
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if you work hard and put the effort in you can succeed, but you have to rise about the drama. there’s many different areas to keep you busy and to challenge your thinking, so you don’t get stagnant being a security officer.
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Pay okay. Benefits great. Incompetent people are never fired. Work load is easy. Stress is high if you allow it to bother you! I enjoyed traveling for promotions. Great people. Horrible leadership
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zero flexibility
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Positive enforcement outcomes activities are numerous and executable in my assigned work unit. Vast amount of pertant data are easilable accessable to analysis and develop actionable results.
Pros
Advance tools to complete the mission.
Cons
lack of suitable parking near work site.
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Providing services to those in need through FEMA is a very rewarding job. If you are willing to support disasters and are organized with your home and work balance.
Pros
Currently the virtual opportunities during COVID
Cons
The virtual work during COVID - not being physically around those you support.due to COVID
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4.0
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In today's world, many people believe that having a TITLE make you a better person and/or better leaders, and at the same time people also lack of education, leadership and the most import of all CUSTOMER SERVICE. It is sad, because nobody correct them, and they keep making the same mistake, over and over.
Do not get me wrong, It is GREAT to work for the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Pros
Good work ethic
Cons
Leadership weak
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